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Convergence in the trends and cycles of Euro-zone income

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  • Andrew C. Harvey

    (Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge, UK)

  • Vasco M. Carvalho

    (Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge, UK)

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Multivariate unobserved components (structural) time series models are fitted to annual post-war observations on real income per capita in countries in the Euro-zone. The aim is to establish stylized facts about convergence as it relates both to long-run and short-run movements. A new model, in which convergence components are combined with a common trend and similar cycles, is proposed. The convergence components are formulated as a second-order error correction mechanism; this ensures that the extracted components change smoothly, thereby enabling them to be separated from transitory cycles. Copyright © 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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  • Andrew C. Harvey & Vasco M. Carvalho, 2005. "Convergence in the trends and cycles of Euro-zone income," Journal of Applied Econometrics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 20(2), pages 275-289.
  • Handle: RePEc:jae:japmet:v:20:y:2005:i:2:p:275-289
    DOI: 10.1002/jae.820
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